Having an understanding of the following fundamental activities and concepts might help you take your initial steps in the case you either wish to commence, or oppose.
You have the option of undertaking these initial steps by filing the documents online, or by attending the Court's registry, or posting the documents to the Court. You can find details of the registry's location, opening hours and postal address in Contact Us.
You start your case by filing a summons, statement of claim or, for some cases about companies, an originating process. UCPR 6.3, UCPR 6.4 and Rule 2.2 of Supreme Court (Corporations) Rules 1999 outline the information you must include about your claim. It is important to use the correct document. If you use the incorrect document you will have to amend it and that could mean you have to pay additional filing fees and any costs your opponent has wasted because of your mistake.
"Service" is the formal process of giving or sending a document to another party in a case. Most of the relevant rules regarding service are in UCPR Part 10.
If you need more details about the claim being made against you, you can ask the plaintiff for more information. You may also be asked by the plaintiff to provide more details about your defence.
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